5 Alaska activities to complement your New Year’s resolutions

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If the new year has you considering new goals, a trip to the Last Frontier could be the best way to fulfill New Year’s resolutions. Are you hoping to “unplug” more in 2016 or spend more time with friends and family? Perhaps relaxation tops the list of resolutions. Alaska offers a variety of unique and…

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Alaska’s Favorite Sport: A History of Dog Mushing

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sled dogs

The Iditarod is the best-known race of Alaska’s official state sport, but there are dozens of dog races that take place during Alaska winters. Once a basic form of transportation, this popular activity has evolved into a recreational and competitive activity for both residents and tourists. Here’s more about how dog mushing became Alaska’s favorite…

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13 Unique Attractions in Anchorage

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Road-trip enthusiasts love searching for oddball attractions like the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. While Anchorage doesn’t have a contender for that title, it does have plenty of other interesting sights that you won’t find anywhere but Alaska’s largest city. Here is a list of 13 quirky and fun sites you can see during your…

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The Best Alaska Social Media Accounts to Follow

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Alaska Social Media

Besides watching Westmark’s social media accounts (of course!), get to know Alaska before your visit with these must-follow social media accounts. See photos, stay up-to-date on the latest Alaska activities, daydream about an Alaska vacation or simply catch up on the news from your favorite vacation state. @AKbirder The Twitter account of a birder, naturalist…

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Let Freedom Ring and Celebrate Fourth of July Alaska Style

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Nothing says summer like the Fourth of July, and this year Alaska is having one heck of a summer. With seriously warm temperatures, round-the-clock sunlight and endless activities there might not be a better place on earth to celebrate Independence Day. In Alaska’s biggest city, you’d have trouble finding a way to not celebrate the…

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From Ocean to Table: The Season’s First Copper River Salmon has been Served!

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Thursday, May 14, was a special day for many Alaskans. It marked this year’s opening of the Copper River king salmon fishing season – a time that visitors and locals alike wait with bated breath. Once the fishermen haul in the opening day’s catch, the race is on to serve the fish as fresh as…

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